Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Un-Rev. Jesse Jackson

The Master of the Race Baiters has weighed in the Duck fiasco.  Jesse Jackson said the following --

"These statements uttered by Robertson are more offensive than the bus driver in Montgomery, Alabama, more than 59 years ago," Jackson said in a statement obtained by ABC News.
"At least the bus driver, who ordered Rosa Parks to surrender her seat to a white person, was following state law. Robertson's statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law, within a context of what he seemed to believe was 'white privilege."

Jackson was referring to the comment by Phil Robertson when he said --

"Nazis needed Jesus, that he never saw the mistreatment of African Americans while growing up in Louisiana before the civil rights era and that homosexuality was a sin."

I'm not quite sure what part of the Robertson statement that Jackson equates to the bus driver that ordered Rosa Parks to give up her seat for a white passenger?  Perhaps it was the mistreatment part.  I am 54 years old and I did not personally witness any racial mistreatment of African Americans where I grew up (Ohio, Los Angeles) except those images that came through our television sets.  Personally, as always, I find anything that Jackson says, offensive and disingenuous.  I find it offensive because I believe he spews his bigotry for profit.  I also think that as an ordained Christian Reverend he should be more equipped to understand the context of what Robertson was saying when he quoted the bible.  But then again, the collar around Jackson is just a prop as is the color of his skin (I will probably be labeled a racist for saying this and taken out of context). 

1 comment:

  1. "Robertson's statements were uttered freely and openly without cover of the law,"
    Just the First Amendment.